Tyler Walker is the most recent winner with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. He captured the $50,000 to win Kings Royal this past Saturday night at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. – Rick Rarer Photo
The ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ will hit close to home tomorrow night as Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania will be invaded by the premiere national 410ci sprint car series in the country; formally known as The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, for a one night battle with some of the best that Pennsylvania has to offer.
Two- thirty lap main events will be highlighting the evening’s Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup program – which happens to be the highest paying single day event on the World of Outlaws schedule. A $15,000 check awaits the winner of each 30 lap A-main event, along with possible bragging rights of being the 2011 Silver Cup Champion. This years format will crown the best average finishing winner, of one of the two features, as the 2011 Silver Cup Champion.
The World of Outlaws will then venture east to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania for tw0 nights of fierce competition with the Pennsylvania Posse. The Summer Nationals is the name of the game and a possible $20,000 awaits the winner of Saturday night’s program sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.
Fully Injected will be represented by two young western Pennsylvania talents tomorrow night versus the Outlaws including Pittsburgh native, Danny Holtgraver, and Wampum, Pennsylvania hotshoe,Brandon Matus. “The best in the world will be there tomorrow night…” explained the Wampum, Pennsylvania native, Brandon Matus. “If we make the show, then I’ll be sure to let it all hang out!”
The World of Outlaws are coming off of a busy weekend in the state of Ohio, which included events such as the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park, and the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Four time consecutive World of Outlaws Champion, Donny Schatz, won an exciting A-main event at Limaland to pick up the Brad Doty Classic victory. He would battle hard with Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Brad Sweet for most of the 40 lap distance before claiming the win.
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio- which sits just minutes from the Indiana/Ohio border, always seems to be action packed when the 410 sprint cars are included in scheduled event. The Knight Before the Kings Royal would see “The Steel City Outlaw,” Tim Shaffer, survive a restart with three laps to go to capture the preliminary night of the Kings Royal. The western Pennsylvania native would hold off the likes of Jason Meyers and Paul McMahan to capture his first World of Outlaws victory of 2011.
Sammy Swindell, the Germantown, Tennessee native, would have to watch another win slip away from him one more time on Saturday evening during the ‘Kings Royal’ A-main event; as a cut tire would cause a flashback of an evil Knoxville Nationals nightmare, and keep the three time World of Outlaws Champion for securing another crown jewel event victory. Tyler Walker, who was running second at the time, took the lead and the checkers, instead of Swindell, coming off of turn 4; winning the $50,000, and leaving Sammy with the $12,500 runner-up prize money. Both Sammy Swindell and Tyler Walker will be in competition tomorrow night.
The ‘Month of Money’ with the World of Outlaws is in full stride now as July beings to wrap up. Tomorrow’s Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway, featuring a possible $30,000 winners share, is at stake; a for sure highlighted “Month of Money” event and target.
I would like to take the time to wish Joey Saldana a fast and safe recovery from his accident at Eldora Speedway. May his health be restored quickly so he can get back to what he loves to do the most.
Check back tomorrow night after the races for quick notes and and highlights from the evening’s Silver Cup event at Lernerville Speedway!