By Shawn Miller
ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – May 3, 2012 – It’s simply known as “The Fast Track” and for good reason.
Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is a semi-banked, 5/8th-mile oval, making it the biggest track on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule. The Outlaws will compete at the monster track twice this season, including Wednesday, May 16, in the Finger Lakes Speedfest.
“It’s a big, wide-open track,” Kraig Kinser said. “You’ve got to have a good setup and you’re engine has to be working well there.”
It’s the first of four races in New York. The World of Outlaws return to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Oct. 6 as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI.
“It’s a really big track and it’s semi flat,” Cody Darrah said. “It’s really slick so when you have traction and when you hit the throttle and go forward, that’s when you know you’re right.”
Steve Kinser has claimed 11 World of Outlaws victories at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, which held its first Outlaws event in 1980 and has hosted at least one World of Outlaws event since 1988.
“It’s just cutting consistent laps,” Kerry Madsen said. “There’s a lot of time to be made by being consistent and having a car that sort of puts the power to the ground. You’re not going to go anywhere if you run around there spinning wheels. It’s quite a challenging and unique track.”
Sammy Swindell and Donny Schatz, who are first and second in the current World of Outlaws championship standings, are the only other current touring Outlaws drivers to record a win at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Swindell was victorious in 1991 and Schatz won in 2004 and 2006.
The Finger Lakes Speedfest event will also include DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and a special Pro Stock/Stock Car Challenge.
Tickets can be ordered online by clicking WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606. Fans who purchase tickets by May 11 will receive a free fan pit pass.
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, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks, Superflow Dynos and Wix Filters; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Astro Titanium, ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.