By Tony Veneziano
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 6, 2015 — The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Friday, August 21 for the Second Leg of the Northern Tour Presented by Gerdau. Donny Schatz, who is the winningest driver with the series at the track, was victorious in June at River Cities, and now has five career World of Outlaws wins at the track in his home state. Schatz has won three of the last five races contested by the series at the high-banked bullring. Joey Saldana, who set fast time at River Cities in June, has a pair of wins at the track in his career, while 2013 series titlist Daryn Pittman and Kraig Kinser have each also won at the track. Here are some facts and figures to ponder leading up to the Second Leg of the Northern Tour Presented by Gerdau at River Cities Speedway.
By the Numbers: Second Leg of the Northern Tour Presented by Gerdau
0.3- Miles around River Cities Speedway
1- Driver competing full-time with the World of Outlaws that hails from North Dakota- Donny Schatz
2- Nights of racing for the World of Outlaws at the three-tenths-mile this season
3- Total nights of racing in North Dakota this season for the World of Outlaws
5- World of Outlaws wins for Donny Schatz at River Cities Speedway to lead all drivers
8- Drivers that have won a World of Outlaws main event at the track
9.269- Track record at River Cities Speedway set by Jason Meyers in 2009
13- Drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws this season
15- A-Feature events contested by the World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway, dating back to 2007
21- Wins for Donny Schatz through July 28 to lead the series
38- Laps led by Donny Schatz en route to winning at River Cities Speedway on June 19
40- Laps tentatively scheduled for the main event on August 21
116.517- Track record in miles per hour
540- Miles from Junction Motor Speedway in Nebraska, where the World of Outlaws race on August 18 to River Cities Speedway
2007- Year of first World of Outlaws event at River Cities Speedway
10,000- Dollars the winner will receive on Friday, August 21
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