NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown Nearing for World of Outlaws

By Shawn Miller

EAGLE, Neb. – April 6, 2012 – The name “Kinser” is synonymous with Victory Lane at Eagle Raceway.

In 38 World of Outlaws events at the high-banked, one-third mile track, Steve Kinser has claimed 15 victories and his cousin, Mark, has picked up seven wins. In fact, a Kinser was parked in Victory Lane at least once each season between 1990 and 2003.

After not racing at Eagle Raceway the past two years, the World of Outlaws will return to the fast, action-packed track on Friday, April 27, for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown.

“It’s a track that seems to fit the stuff that me and (crew chief) Scott (Gerkin) do,” Steve Kinser said. “Some of the shorter, high-banked tracks we struggle on, but Eagle is a little different. I’m looking forward to returning.”

While the Kinsers have been dominant in the past, there have been five different winners since Steve swept both events in 2005. Danny Lasoski won the last race in 2009 – the same year Sammy Swindell set the track record with a lap of 11.076 seconds.

Craig Dollansky was victorious in 2008, Joey Saldana in 2007, and Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz each won an event in 2006.

“In today’s competition, everybody splits it up pretty good,” Kinser said.

Jac Haudenschild, Jeff Swindell, Doug Wolfgang, Sammy Swindell and Bobby Davis Jr. have also claimed at least one World of Outlaws victory at Eagle Raceway.

There is a ticket special with a $5 discount on general admission at all participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. With the discount, adult tickets are only $30 and children ages 6 to 12 are only $10.

Also, an online pit/combo special gives anyone who purchases an advanced reserved seat online a free pit pass.

Tickets can also be ordered online at or by calling 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.

Grandstands are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with hot laps set for slated for 6:30 p.m.

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.