World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series At a Glance
Merced Speedway and Calistoga Speedway
MERCED, Calif. – March 26, 2012 – With the last two Saturdays being rained out, the World of Outlaws are looking to build momentum as the initial West Coast swing wraps up this weekend in California.
The Outlaws return to Merced Speedway, which was reconfigured from a quarter-mile track to a one-third miler in the offseason, on Friday before concluding the trip in California on Saturday at the scenic Calistoga Speedway.
Sammy Swindell, who set quick time and won the first-ever World of Outlaws race at Merced Speedway last year, enters this weekend in search of his first victory of the season. Meanwhile, Craig Dollansky heads to Calistoga looking for redemption after he ran out of fuel on the final lap while leading last season’s race.
There will also be a few bonuses for fans at Calistoga, including a hot rod show at the track featuring vintage race cars, a car display on Main Street from Noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday and free wine tasting on Saturday and Sunday at Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena.
Friday, March 30, at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif. Front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. Front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and qualifying at 6:30 p.m.
Merced Speedway is located on the Merced County Fairgrounds at 900 Martin Luther King Way in Merced, Calif. Click on the link for a map (http://g.co/maps/gsknw).
Calistoga Speedway is located at 1435 North Oak Street in Calistoga, Calif. Click on the link for a map (http://g.co/maps/pzhap).
Tickets for both races can be purchased by clicking WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or calling 877-395-8606. An exclusive free fan pit pass upgrade is available with the purchase of advance reserved seating for the race at Calistoga Speedway.
ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws — www.WorldofOutlaws.com
Merced Speedway — www.racemerced.com
Calistoga Speedway — www.calistogaspeedway.org
Dirt Radio Network — www.DIRTVision.com
ABOUT THE TRACKS
Merced Speedway was changed from a semi-banked, quarter-mile to a one-third mile track during the offseason. The track record of 11.238 was established by Sammy Swindell on April 1, 2011.
Calistoga Speedway is a semi-banked, half-mile oval. The track record of 16.057 seconds was established by Mark Kinser.
NEWS & NOTES
Feature winners: Donny Schatz – 2 (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 23 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 –1 (Perris Auto Speedway on March 10); Craig Dollansky – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); 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.