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Quick Hits: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at I-30 Speedway

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — April 20, 2016 — For the first time in over 20 years, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be in action at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 26. A number of drivers competing full-time with the series have raced at the track in the past in the Short Track Nationals and four have won that famed event. A few drivers will be making their inaugural visit to the quarter-mile as well. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to I-30 Speedway.

Plenty of Laps

Jason Johnson has probably turned more laps at I-30 Speedway than any of the other current full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver. The native of Eunice, Louisiana, who won the 2006 Short Track Nationals, has raced at the quarter-mile in 13 different seasons, amassing around 30 main event starts, including preliminary features. Johnson has a total of five wins in his career at I-30 Speedway, a track where he raced for the first time in 1998.

Perfect Debut

Paul McMahan, who is a two-time winner of the Short Track Nationals, made his first trip to I-30 Speedway in 2002 for the marquee event. He won a preliminary night feature that year to lock himself into the main event, which he also won. McMahan nearly repeated his sweep in 2012, though he finished second on a preliminary night en route to winning the Short Track Nationals that year. The Californian, who now calls the Nashville area home, has competed at I-30 Speedway in five different seasons over the course of his career.

Big Win

Brad Sweet added his name to the exclusive list of Short Track Nationals winners in 2010. In just his second appearance at I-30 Speedway, the native of Grass Valley, Calif., was victorious on a preliminary night and followed that up with a win in the finale. Sweet, who has qualified for the main event of the Short Track Nationals in all three of his attempts, finished ninth in his most recent visit to I-30 Speedway in 2011.

Another Winner

Jason Sides won the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in 2001. The native of Bartlett, Tennessee has raced at the quarter-mile quite a bit during his career, especially in his early years. The veteran driver made his I-30 Speedway debut in 1995 and won his first race at the track the following year. Sides last raced at I-30 Speedway during the 2013 Short Track Nationals.

Oh So Close

Shane Stewart has been very close to winning the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway a trio of times during his career. He finished second in 2002 and 2007, after winning a preliminary feature, and was third in 2011. The driver of the Larson Marks No. 2 has made around 25 starts in his career at the track, finishing among the top-10 in 20 of those races. He has a total of three wins at I-30 Speedway in his career, with two coming in Short Track Nationals preliminary nights and the third in a full point-paying ASCS (American Sprint Car Series) race.

Solid and Steady

Daryn Pittman has raced sparingly at I-30 Speedway over the years, but has always been very consistent when he takes to the quarter-mile. He has finished on the podium in three of his last four starts at the track, including a preliminary feature win in the 2005 Short Track Nationals and a runner-up finish in the finale of the 2002 event. Pittman has six top-10 finishes in 10 starts at I-30 Speedway in his career.

Repeat Visitor

Greg Wilson, who is a contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season, has made six trips to I-30 Speedway in his career to compete in the Short Track Nationals. He finished a career-best third in the finale of the event in 2010, after also running third on a preliminary night that year. Wilson has qualified for the main event in four of his six trips to Little Rock and has a pair of top-10 finishes in those events. In preliminary features at the Short Track Nationals, the native of Benton Ridge has four top-10 finishes.

Return Trip

Joey Saldana returns to I-30 Speedway for the first time since competing in the 2011 Short Track Nationals. In that event, the veteran driver finished 13th on a preliminary night and was 17th in the finale. Saldana, who hails from Brownsburg, Indiana, cut his teeth racing on bullrings, similar to I-30 Speedway in his home state.

Add a Track to the List

Donny Schatz, the seven-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion has been to countless tracks during his storied career. One track he has never raced at, though, is I-30 Speedway. Schatz does have two wins in the state of Arkansas in his career, with those coming at Batesville Speedway and Riverside International Speedway.

Great Lineage

Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen will both be seeing I-30 Speedway for the first time as well. While the pair of young drivers will be making their debut at the track, their team owner, Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, who is Jacob’s father and Logan’s grandfather, has raced at I-30 Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and was victorious in the series second-ever race at the track in 1980.

A Trip South

Terry McCarl made his first start at I-30 Speedway during the 2013 Short Track Nationals. He finished eighth in the 40-lap finale, which was the best showing of the three “rookie” drivers who made the field that year. On the first preliminary night of that event, McCarl won a heat race and finished second in a qualifier to lock himself into the feature, where he started third. In the finale of that event, the veteran driver raced his way through a B-main into the A-Feature, where he came from 13th to finish eighth.

A Foundation to Build On

David Gravel has competed in the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway twice in his young career. The Connecticut native made his debut at the track in 2010, racing his way into the main event on the final night. Gravel returned to I-30 Speedway in 2013, earning a sixth-place finish on a preliminary night and ending up 13th in the finale, with a stout 80-plus car field in attendance.

Invaders

A handful of “invaders” are tentatively scheduled to take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at I-30 Speedway. First and foremost, is three-time series champion and three-time Short Track Nationals winner Sammy Swindell. The Hall of Famer won for the first time at I-30 Speedway back in 1975 and has won three times with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the track.

Bryan Clauson, who is in the midst of attempting to run 200 total races this season, will be in attendance as well. He has won 10 races already this season in a variety of open-wheel machines. Other invaders include Brad Bacon, from Oklahoma, who is the 2014 USAC National Sprint Car Series champion and Dusty Zomer, the 2015 sprint car champion at Badlands Motor Speedway in his home state of South Dakota.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 26 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Discount General Admission tickets can also be purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day

The rain date for the event, if needed, is Wednesday, April 27.

For more information on tickets, visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

 

 

 

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Weekly Update

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — April 12, 2016 — In just two weeks, on Tuesday, April 26, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the first time in over 20 years. A couple of the most successful drivers ever to compete with the series will be visiting the quarter-mile for the first time, as seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz and veteran driver Joey Saldana, make their first visit to I-30 Speedway.

This past weekend, Mother Nature was victorious twice as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series was set to compete at Calistoga Speedway in California, with both races falling to inclement weather.

Through the first 14 races of the season, Brad Sweet, a former winner of the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway, leads the series standings over Shane Stewart. Sweet leads the series with 12 top-five finishes, with four of those being victories. Stewart, who has won once, is tied with Sweet for the most top-10 finishes, with 13.

Daryn Pittman, who is Sweet’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing, is currently third in the standings. The veteran driver picked up a win in Texas earlier this season. Schatz, who leads the series with five wins, is fourth in the standings. Saldana, who has one victory thus far in 2016, rounds out the current top-five.

Jason Johnson, a past winner of the Short Track Nationals, who has five overall career wins at I-30 Speedway, is sixth in points. Johnson has one win this season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. David Gravel, who also has a win, resides in the seventh spot in points, just 10 markers behind Johnson. Logan Schuchart, who finished a season-best second a couple of weeks ago, is currently eighth in the standings, followed by Jason Sides, who is another past winner of the Short Track Nationals. Paul McMahan, a two-time Short Track Nationals winner, rounds out the current top-10.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wraps up their California Swing this weekend, before heading to Arizona and Texas for a trio of races.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 26 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Discount General Admission tickets can also be purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com

 

GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region Set for Season Opener Saturday at I-30

Inside Line Promotions – WINDOM, Minn. (April 4, 2016) –The GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Diamond Region will invade I-30 Speedway this Saturday for the first time.

The high-banked, quarter-mile oval in Little Rock, Ark., was slated to host the region and the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series last month before rained wiped out the event.

“We were bummed that we didn’t get the season started last month so that has given us another month of build-up leading into the opener,” GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region Competition Director Larry Chase said. “We’re thankful to Tracey Clay and her team at I-30 Speedway for coming on board with the NSL this year and we can’t wait to get the first green flag waved.”

Saturday’s race will be the first of 11 remaining GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region events at I-30 Speedway, including the season-ending 29th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Nov. 2-5.

KDN Promotions has stepped up to provide a $100 bonus to the Hard Charger Award winner who is NSL eligible at each GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Region event. Also, Chase’s business – Stealth Recovery – will offset the cost of the provisional for an NSL eligible driver during the November edition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

“KDN Promotions is putting up some money at every race and Stealth Recovery is sponsoring the Short Track Nationals provisional, which will go to the NSL Diamond Region eligible driver with the most Cash Bowl points entering the final night,” Chase said. “We want to help promote racing in Arkansas and thanks to races like this Saturday’s I think we’re accomplishing that.”

The front gates are slated to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

General admission prices are $15 for adults and $2 for children ages 6 to 12 when accompanied by an adult. Children 5 and younger get in free. Pit passes are $25.

UP NEXT –

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS –

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March 30, 2016

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Opens ’16 This Weekend

Beebe, Arkansas (03/30/16) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil opens their 2016 season this weekend with a pair of $2,000-to-win events in Texas and Arkansas. It will mark the 10th year of operation for the Arkansas-based tour.

“There’s always a lot of excitement to get the season started, but it seems like this year that the anticipation is really through the roof,” commented CCSDS CEO, Chris Ellis. “Fans and racers alike are really pumped about this year, and I’ll admit that myself and the entire series’ staff are equally excited. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in business for ten years already. Time sure does fly.”

Jack Sullivan picked up his first series title in 2015 and looks to be a contender again in 2016. The Greenbrier, Arkansas racer will lead the CCSDS troops into battle in this weekend’s openers, while two-time series champ, Kyle Beard from Trumann, Arkansas will be gunning to dethrone him.

2011 champion, Brandon Smith and 2012 champion, Jon Mitchell are also expected to be competition this weekend.

Joining the former champs at events throughout the weekend are a strong cast of drivers including Clay Fisher, Tommy Surrett, Shannon Scott, Joseph Long, David Payne, Austin Theiss, Brandon Hightower, Larry Campbell, Shane Stephens, Mason Oberkramer, B.J. Robinson, Timothy Culp, Allen Tippen, Kyle Cummings, Garrett Alberson, Brandon Wilson, Mason Oberkramer, Tanner Kellick, and more.

As the series prepares to lift the lid on 2016, they are proud to welcome Shreveport, Louisiana’s Black Diamond Chassis as a sponsor. The chassis builder will sponsor the first heat race each night throughout 2016. At the end of the season, the driver, who wins the most heat races, will receive $50 per heat won. In addition, a new chassis will be presented to the highest finishing driver in the final standings, who regularly pilots a Black Diamond or Black Diamond by Club 29 Chassis. For more information on Black Diamond Chassis, please visit www.StuckeyCars.com .

The 2016 campaign opens for the stars and cars of the CCSDS on Friday evening, April 1st at Timberline Speedway (Corley, Texas). A $2,000-to-win/$300-to-start event will be held at the clay oval. Anticipation is high for the return of the CCSDS to the facility after a one-year absence. Super Stocks, Limited Modifieds, FWD 4-Cyliners, and Factory Stocks will also be in action. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults with children (ages 6-12) $5, and children (ages 5-and-under). Pit passes are $35. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing action beginning at 8 p.m. For more information on the event, please visit www.TimberlineSpeedway.com .

Saturday, April 2nd will take the tour to Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) for a $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start affair. Four appearances at the ¼ -mile oval in 2015 found Jack Sullivan winning twice with Jesse Stovall and Clay Fisher each grabbing a single triumph. IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, and Factory Stocks will also be in action. Adult grandstand admission is $20 with children (ages 6-12) $2 when accompanied by an adult, while kids (age 5-and-under) are free. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing action at 7:30 p.m. For more information on the event, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Tire South, Kuntz and Co. Racing Engines, New Vision Graphics, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Henryetta Ford, Black Diamond Chassis, Mark Martin Powersports, Arctic Cat, Wilwood, Allen Manufacturing, Boston's Sports Bar and Restaurant, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Woodco, Mark Martin Automotive Group, Mid-State Golf Cars, Henryetta Ford, M&M Paint and Construction, Ronald Surrett Contracting, Beach Veterinary Services, MSR Mafia Marketing, Sampson Racing Communications, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, Wilwood, Central Arkansas Pest Services and Keyser Manufacturing.


For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

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Ben Shelton, Owner
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World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Update

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — March 29, 2016 — Just four weeks remain until the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 26. The event will mark the series’ first visit to the quarter-mile bullring since 1994.

In the series most recent race on March 23 at Placerville Speedway in California, Jason Johnson, who is a past winner of the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway, picked up his first win of the season and the second of his career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series For Johnson, the win was extra special as he suffered a broken back last year at Placerville, which kept him out of the seat for nearly three months. Daryn Pittman, who was also injured at Placerville last year, finished second in the No. 9 machine for Kasey Kahne Racing.

Brad Sweet, who is also a past winner of the Short Track Nationals, is the current series point leader. The 30-year-old, who recently got married, has won three races and leads the series with 11 top-five finishes in 12 starts. Shane Stewart is currently second in points, with one win and 11 top-10 finishes. Pittman, who also has a victory to his credit is third in points. Donny Schatz, the seven-time and defending series champion leads the series with four wins and is fourth in the standings. Joey Saldana, who also has one win thus far in 2016, sits fifth in points.

David Gravel and Johnson are sixth and seventh, respectively, each with a win. Jason Sides, who won the Short Track Nationals in 2001 is currently eighth, with Logan Schuchart ninth and two-time Short Track Nationals winner Paul McMahan rounding out the top-10. Seven different drivers, representing the top-seven drivers in points have won a race this season.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues their California Swing this weekend with a pair of races on quarter-mile tracks, the same as I-30 Speedway.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 26 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Discount General Admission tickets can also be purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts Each ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — March 24, 2016 — Discount General Admission tickets are now available for purchase at local participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores in the Little Rock, Arkansas area, for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at I-30 Speedway on Tuesday, April 26. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

With the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 discount, Adult General Admission tickets purchased at participating stores are $32, while Child General Admission (6-12-years-old) are $12. Children ages five-under will be admitted free in the General Admission seating section.

Additional information for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday, April 26 can be found at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com. Advance reserved tickets can also be purchased at the aforementioned link.

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Impending Inclement Weather Forces STN Cancellation

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 7, 2016) – It’s the Short Track Nationals that simply wasn’t meant to be.

After the 28th edition of the prestigious COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway was plagued by rain last October to the point of getting only one of four nights in the books, this weekend’s makeup event set for March 10-12 is facing even more menacing weather forecasts.

As a result, I-30 Speedway officials are left with no choice but to cancel this weekend’s STN event.  The event will not be rescheduled.

“We desperately wanted to get this event in for all the fans and race teams that have built this into the mega-event that it has become,” track promoter Tracey Clay commented.  “This weekend’s weather forecast is beyond dismal, so it’s in everybody’s best interest to call it off early.  Now, we’ll look forward to making the 29th Short Track Nationals in November the best one yet.”

With the cancellation, I-30 Speedway will now kick off the season on Saturday night, March 19, with a full card of Interstate Cup Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Micro Sprints and Mini Stocks.

While Mother Nature will land on tee-shirts as winner of the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, the 29th edition that once again offers up a $15,000 winner’s share is set for November 2-5.

For more information regarding the 29th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.


Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to I-30 Speedway on April 26

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — February 18, 2016 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 26 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

The event will mark the first time since 1994 that the series has competed at the quarter-mile bullring, affectionately known as “Hammer Hill.” The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has contested a total of nine A-Feature events at I-30 Speedway dating back to 1979.

A total of four current drives competing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series full-time in 2016 have won at I-30 Speedway during the Short Track Nationals, in 360-sprint car competition. Paul McMahan won the event twice, while current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series point leader Brad Sweet, veteran Jason Sides and Jason Johnson have also been victorious in what is traditionally one of the biggest and highest-paying 360-sprint car events of the year.

The 2016 season recently kicked off for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in Florida. Sweet was victorious on opening night for Kasey Kahne Racing and followed that up with another win in the finale of the three-night event. Donny Schatz, the seven-time and defending series champion, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, won on the second night. On the strength of his two wins, along with a runner-up finish, Sweet is the current series point leader.

Battling Sweet and Schatz in 2016 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including: Shane Stewart, who drives for Larson Marks Racing, co-owned by NASCAR driver Kyle Larson, Sweet’s teammate, Daryn Pittman the, 2013 series champion, veterans Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan and Sides, as well as up-and-coming young drivers David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, sophomore driver Jason Johnson and rookie contender Greg Wilson from Ohio.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 26 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

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I-30 Speedway Sets Short Track Nationals Dates for 2016

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 11, 2015) – Making the best of a difficult situation.

That’s exactly what Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway is doing after the recently weather-plagued 28th edition of its popular Short Track Nationals winged 360-ci Sprint Car event atop the ¼-mile clay oval.

Denied the annual full dose of beyond-intense racing action in 2015, racers and fans alike will benefit with a pair of multi-day, $15,000-to-win events during the 2016 season.

“It is the support of all the fans and countless race teams that have grown the Short Track Nationals into the event that it is,” I-30 Speedway track promoter Tracey Clay commented.  “Mother Nature wasn’t our friend this year, but with the Spring event we have the opportunity to get the event completed in its entirety.”

The reschedule date of the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires will be March 10-12, 2016, with the March 12 finale of the 28th STN offering up the traditional winner’s share.

The 29th edition of the Short Track Nationals will shift from its traditional October date to November 2-5, 2016, to avoid conflict with other scheduled major winged Sprint Car events across the country.  The November 5, 2016, STN finale will once again offer up a $15,000 winner’s share.

Neither STN event in 2016 will have a rain date.

The original attempt at the 28th Short Track Nationals just a few weeks ago in October was reduced from four nights to just one due to inclement weather.  That card on the final Thursday of October did more than live up to billing though, with Aaron Reutzel rallying from seven rows deep to make a late move on the high side around Jac Haudenschild for the win.  Reutzel and Haudenschild earned provisional starting positions in the March 12, 2016, 28th Annual STN finale by virtue of finishing first and second.

Christopher Bell still stands as the most recent STN champion with his drive to victory lane in October of 2014 after runner-up finishes in each of his previous pair of attempts.  Bell became the 17th different winner of the event and youngest thus far on a star-studded list that includes Sammy Swindell, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Gary Wright, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff and Steve Kinser.

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.


World of Outlaws return to I-30 Speedway in Arkansas in 2016 on April 26

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — December 10, 2015 — The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will return to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2016 for the first time since 1994 on Tuesday, April 26. The event will mark the ninth A-Feature event for the series at the quarter-mile and the first race for the series in Arkansas since 2009. A total of three tracks in the Razorback State have hosted the series, dating back to 1979.
 
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series raced at I-30 Speedway for the first time in 1979, which was the second year of the series, with 20-time series champion and Indiana native Steve Kinser, picking up the win in that race. The following season, Bobby Allen was victorious at I-30 Speedway. Allen, one of the original World of Outlaws drivers, currently campaigns two cars on the World of Outlaws circuit. Logan Schuchart, Allen’s grandson, finished a career-best 10th in points in 2015, while his son, Jacob, also competes with the series.
 
Sammy Swindell, the three-time series champion has won three times at I-30 Speedway in World of Outlaws competition. Mark Kinser, a two-time series titlist is tied with Swindell with three wins at the track. All four drivers that have won World of Outlaws races at I-30 Speedway are inductees in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
 
A total of four drivers that competed full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2015, are past winners at I-30 Speedway in the Short Track Nationals, under the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) sanction. Paul McMahan won the Short Track Nationals in 2002 and 2012. Brad Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, won the event in 2010, while Jason Sides was victorious in the Short Track Nationals in 2001. Jason Johnson, the reigning World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner and a five-time ASCS champion, won the Short Track Nationals in 2006.
 
Donny Schatz, who is the reigning World of Outlaws champion, has two wins in his career with the series in the state of Arkansas at two different tracks. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series titlist, who pilots the No. 9 for Kasey Kahne Racing, also has a win in the state, as does veteran Kraig Kinser.
 
The 2015 season was a historic one for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series as Donny Schatz became just the second driver to win 30-plus A-Feature events in the season, 31 to be exact, joining Steve Kinser, who accomplished the feat three separate times in his illustrious career. On his way to winning his seventh World of Outlaws title, Schatz surpassed the 200-win plateau for his career, joining Kinser and three-time series champion Sammy Swindell as the only three drivers in series history to achieve that mark.
 
A total of 22 drivers won A-Feature events with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in 2015, including full-time drivers: Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet, Pittman, Kerry Madsen, Joey Saldana, McMahan and Sides.
 
More information on tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 26 will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.
 
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