By Brian Liskai
CAMARGO, IL (5-27-11) – NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kasey Kahne
will strap into a 1,400-pound, 900 horsepower sprint car and compete at
several shows during the 29th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the
O’Reilly Auto Parts All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Car Series.
A schedule of when the Enumclaw, Washington native will compete will be
released after more details are secured, said Guy Webb of All Star
“Not only will Kasey race several shows during Speedweek, but he has
indicated he will accommodate fans with autograph sessions after the races
each night he competes,” added Webb.
Kahne, who drives the #4 Red Bull Toyota in NASCAR, began his racing career
driving sprint cars. He has continued his support of the popular dirt track
open wheel machines buy owning two teams that compete in the World of
Outlaws series – current point leader Joey Saldana and rookie of the year
contender Cody Darrah. On occasion, fellow NASCAR driver Brad Sweet – who
competes in the Camping World Truck Series – climbs behind the wheel of one
of Kahne’s sprint cars and has also competed during Speedweek, winning the
2010 show at Waynesfield Speedway, and later claiming another All Star win
at West Virginia Motor Speedway.
Ohio Sprint Speedweek features eight nights of racing over nine nights
across the Buckeye State. The All Star tradition begins Friday, June 17 at
Attica Raceway Park in northern Ohio, then heads to KC Raceway near
Chillicothe on Saturday, June 18 followed by a journey to one of the
original Speedweek tracks – Millstream Speedway near Findlay – on Sunday,
June 19. On Monday the All Stars head to “The Field,” Waynesfield Raceway
Park, followed by the first of two stops at the historic Fremont Speedway
on Tuesday, June 21. Wednesday finds the All Stars at another of the
traditional Speedweek stops – Sharon Speedway near Hartford, Ohio. Everyone
collects their breath on Thursday before finishing out Speedweek on Friday,
June 24 at Limaland Motorsports Park with the $10,000-to-win finale slated
for Saturday, June 25 at Fremont Speedway, which is celebrating its 60th
season of racing.
For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com