By Shawn Miller
FARMER CITY, Ill. – April 10, 2012 – It’s been nearly a decade since Steve Kinser, Donny Schatz, Craig Dollansky and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series have competed at Farmer City Raceway.
‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ returns to the high-banked, quarter-mile oval between Bloomington and Champaign on Wednesday, April 25, for the first midweek event this season. It’s also the Outlaws’ lone race this year in Illinois and follows the highly successful World of Outlaws Late Model Series event at the track last month.
“From what I recall it seemed like a pretty nice facility,” Dollansky said. “That was a good race track. It was the type of race track where you could run the bottom, you could run the top. It was definitely good racing and I’m looking forward to going back.”
The World of Outlaws raced at the bullring from 2000-03 with Dale Blaney, Mark Kinser and Stevie Smith also earning wins before Steve Kinser claimed the last event. The top two drivers in in the current championship points battle – Sammy Swindell and Donny Schatz – each have short track victories this season. Schatz took the checkers at quarter-mile at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., while Swindell won at Merced (Calif.) Speedway.
The event marks the middle of a five-race swing during a nine-day period throughout Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska and Iowa. The World of Outlaws will also compete at Missouri State Fair Speedway (April 20), Tri-State Speedway (April 21), Eagle Raceway (April 27) and Knoxville Raceway (April 28).
Tickets for the race at Farmer City can be ordered online by clicking WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.
Tickets for Missouri State Fair Speedway and Eagle Raceway can be ordered by clicking SLSpromotions.com. Tickets for Tri-State Speedway can be ordered by clicking TriStateSpeedway.com. Tickets for Knoxville Raceway can be ordered by clicking KnoxvilleRaceway.com.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), Gravely Tractors (Official Lawn Equipment), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks, Superflow Dynos and Wix Filters; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Astro Titanium, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.