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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series PR
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at a Glance
Lincoln Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway
ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – May 7, 2012 – In the midst of an electrifying championship battle, the World of Outlaws are headed to Posse country this week for the first time during the 2012 campaign.
There have been eight changes atop the points standings this season with Sammy Swindell and Donny Schatz trading the lead the last five races. Swindell, who has won four of the last eight races – including Saturday night at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio – holds an 11-point advantage over Schatz entering this week.
The Outlaws take the fight to Pennsylvania and one of the toughest regions for a trio of competitions this week, beginning on Wednesday with The Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway. It will be the first World of Outlaws event at the semi-banked, 3/8-mile track since 1998.
The teams will then head to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg for a doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, capped by the Morgan Cup – pitting five premier World of Outlaws drivers against five Pa Posse drivers in a 12-lap dash. The winner earns $4,000 and the prestigious trophy to their corner for the next year.
Wednesday, May 9, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for The Gettysburg Clash. The front gate is scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with qualifying at 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The front gate is scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. with qualifying at 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Speedway is located at 800 Racetrack Road in Abbottstown, Pa. Click on the link for a map (http://g.co/maps/dqqaj).
Williams Grove Speedway is located at 1 Speedway Drive in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Click on the link for a map ( http://g.co/maps/hechd).
ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws – www.WorldofOutlaws.com
Lincoln Speedway – www.LincolnSpeedway.com
Williams Grove Speedway – www.WilliamsGrove.com
Dirt Radio Network – www.DIRTVision.com
ABOUT THE TRACKS
Lincoln Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The overall track record of 12.730 seconds was established by Lance Dewease on Oct. 15, 1999. The fastest in World of Outlaws competition is 13.380 seconds by Jac Haudenschild on May 31, 1997.
Williams Grove Speedway is a semi-banked, half-mile oval. The track record of 16.140 seconds was established by Brian Paulus on April 26, 2002.
NEWS & NOTES
Feature winners: Sammy Swindell – 4 (Eldora Speedway on May 5, Knoxville Raceway on April 28, Missouri State Fair Speedway on April 20 and Merced Speedway on March 30); Donny Schatz – 3 (Farmer City Raceway on April 25, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 23 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Craig Dollansky – 2 (Tri-State Speedway on April 21 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Tim Kaeding – 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 16 and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8); Joey Saldana – 2 (Paducah International Raceway on April 13 and Perris Auto Speedway on March 10); Chad Kemenah – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 4); Danny Lasoski – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 18).
Tune in: Listen live as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action at all World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events on the DIRT Radio Network, with a number of events throughout the season being featured on the DIRTVision Cybercast. Visit http://www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the features, including updated results from each night of racing as well as a chat room to interact with other fans listening to the racing action. Also, be sure to check out the all new official Podcast of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Outlaws Unleashed, in the iTunes store or at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com.
DIRTVision will feature a live Cybercast on Friday and Saturday night from Williams Grove Speedway for only $19.99. Click www.DIRTVision.com for more information.
Live Updates Online: Check out the Official World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series website athttp://www.WorldofOutlaws.com for live, interactive updates of each race. It also includes driver biographies with statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.
Up Next: The World of Outlaws venture into New York on Wednesday, May 16, at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge.