By Tony Veneziano
SALINA, OKLA. — July 17, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the Twister Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Saturday, October 21. Tickets can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.
Daryn Pittman, who hails from Owasso, Oklahoma, which is about an hour from Salina Highbanks Speedway, won at the track for the first time last year. The win was a popular one, with many family and friends in attendance. Each of the last two years, an Oklahoma-born World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitor has won at the track, with Bixby’s Shane Stewart, victorious in 2015.
Joey Saldana won at Salina in 2014, while Craig Dollansky scored the win in the inaugural World of Outlaws event at Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2011 and was victorious again in 2013.
Battling Sweet, Pittman and Schatz in 2017 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including David Gravel, who is third in points and already has a career-high 10 wins this season. Stewart who has four win, is fourth in the current standings. Jason Johnson, the winner of the 2016 Knoxville Nationals has a couple of victories thus far in 2017 and is sixth in points.
Sheldon Haudenschild, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, currently rides seventh in points, followed by veteran driver Kraig Kinser, who recently won his first race of the season, in eighth. Logan Schuchart, who has three wins, is currently ninth in points, with Jason Sides rounding out the top-10.
Paul McMahan is just outside the top-10 in points, as is defending Rookie of the Year Greg Wilson. Also back on the road this year are young drivers Jacob Allen from Pennsylvania and Clyde Knipp from Missouri. Brent Marks from Pennsylvania is also contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the year Award in 2017.
Tickets for the Twister Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday, October 21 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.
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